South Hosts Events for International Education Week


Posted on November 17, 2017 by Marketing and Communications
Marketing and Communications


Students representing their home countries gather for a group photo as part of International Education Week.  data-lightbox='featured'
Students representing their home countries gather for a group photo as part of International Education Week.

Global USA hosted events throughout the week for International Education Week, a national campaign designed to celebrate the benefits of international education and cultural exchange.

Events included a study abroad fair, a group photo highlighting countries represented in USA’s student body, a TEDx video and discussion, a cultural education presentation and participation in the Mobile International Festival at the Mobile Civic Center, which concludes Saturday.

“International Education Week is a special time when the University of South Alabama can join various colleges, universities, embassies and community organizations around the world to focus on recognizing our international students, scholars and employees,” said Dr. Richard Carter, USA associate vice president for global engagement. “Through the events and activities this week, the goal is for students to become more aware of how small our world actually is and appreciate the richness and strength within different cultures.”

Nearly 60 countries are represented in South’s student population. One of those is the Dominican Republic, the home country to Kassy Urena Rodriguez, a senior majoring in international studies and foreign languages.

"The University of South Alabama has helped me expand my horizons with their work with international students and study abroad programs. Thanks to South, I was able to get closer to my goals of traveling by studying abroad in Russia, then France, helping understand other languages and culture,” she said. “I’ve been able to interact with people from around the globe and learn about their cultures.”


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